‘Man United or Chelsea’ – Pundits debate whether Kane has missed transfer chance

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Simon Jordan has claimed Harry Kane has missed the chance to secure a big move away from Tottenham, while Trevor Sinclair believes time is still on the 28-year-old’s side for a move to happen. 

Kane, after enduring a poor start to the current campaign, has enjoyed a rich spell of form in 2022 and has inspired Spurs into the Premier League top four. 

He has contributed directly to 13 goals in his last 10 outings (Transfermarkt) and has put his run of one goal between August and mid-December firmly in the rearview mirror. 

Spurs, who are hopeful of keeping Kane alongside head coach Antonio Conte (The Times), may be wary of interest ahead of the summer transfer window after Man City’s push to sign him last year (Guardian), however the Premier League champions are said to be winning the race for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland (The Athletic).

The topic of a potential big move for the England captain cropped up in a conversation between Jordan and Sinclair, who held contrasting views on whether it is too late for such a transfer to happen. 

Jordan told talkSPORT: “I think that his time for a move to a big club, or a club that is going to win the Premier League is probably gone.”

But Sinclair disagreed on the notion that the ‘ship has sailed’ for Kane, claiming his current displays have showcased why he is still so sought after. 

He said: “100 per cent not [on Kane missing a big move]. I think he’s shown enough of his ability. The first three or four months of the season were a write-off. 

“He carries the burden of probably damaging his reputation a bit – coming back from holiday late, downing tools to a certain extent but not going on strike. I think they’ve definitely damaged his own name and the reputation that he’s got. 

“But on top of that, going into the way that he’s responded in the second part of the season, he’s been superb.”

However, Jordan then queried: “Forget about ability, the questions that are more prevalent to say are who buys him, for how much and does Daniel Levy allow that to happen? We all know he’s good enough.”

Sinclair responded: “I think Manchester City are off the table, Liverpool are off the table I think because they play a different style of football. 

“I think everything points to Manchester United or Chelsea.”

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Kane is still very much in his prime as we have seen with his performances in the second half of term, so there will be clubs again interested in signing him this summer regardless. 

But with other targets being moved to right now, he may be resigned to staying at the club through the next two years of his contract at least and possibly beyond that considering he will be past 30 by that time. 

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